Next Tuesday, EGC2019 will start, it’s the most important event in Europe for geothermal energy stakeholders. The congress takes place every 3 years and it is organised by EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, a non-profit international organization founded in 1998 to promote the European geothermal industry.
For 2019 the EGC will be hosted by the city of Den Haag, Netherlands, between 11 and 14 of June. It will host several and various events: scientific conferences and poster presentations, specialized events for business development, traning courses, events for and from national and European policy makers, social events and side conferences for European projects. It will be a unique opportunity for Europeans working in different aspects of geothermal, whether academic, industrial or societal, to come together.
HGW will be there with two posters. One is focused on the use of a deep borehole heat exchanger coupled a ORC plant. A comprehensive thermodynamic assessment of the plants has been carried out analysing each component, including the cooling tower and ancillary equipment. The concept of energy, which is the maximum work output that could be obtained from a system, has been used to evaluate the performance of the system. Other one illustrates the implementation of Ground Source Heat Pump system in the energy plant of a 70’s sporting center in Italy. None energy upgrading on the building has been accounted and three different solution have been proposed and analysed. Then the three solutions have been compared using two different approaches: the economic analysis and the multicriteria analysis, which includes also the CO2 emissions and the primary energy consumption.
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